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BIR: Cebu property boom to boost tax goals


THE Bureau of Internal Revenue in Central Visayas (BIR-13) is banking on Cebu’s property boom to help meet its tax collection target for this year. Aynie Mandajoyan-Dizon, BIR-13 assistant regional director, said they hoped to hit their goals for this year as real estate and construction businesses continue to thrive in the province. “We hope […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

BIR to file tax evasion case vs. owner of seized Mighty


Justice chief Aguirre explains why he let Mighty owner walk free The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Central Visayas (BIR-13) is trying to identify the owner of boxes of Mighty cigarettes with fake tax stamps found in container vans in Cebu City the day before so that they can file the appropriate tax evasion charges. […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Customs seize cigarettes with fake tax stamps


CEBU CITY—The Bureau of Customs seized two 40-footer container vans which contained Mighty cigarettes that were believed to have fake tax stamps, at the Pier 4 here on Tuesday noon. The vans were unloaded from MV Don Alberto Sr. of Gothong Southern Shipping Lines, which arrived in Cebu City last Sunday from Manila via Tacloban City, […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Duterte calls on Filipinos to stand up against corruption


CEBU CITY–Assert yourselves. Hoping to eradicate or lessen corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos not to remain silent and to instead stand up against irregularities in government. “The thing about corruption is that Filipinos are not assertive. He knows his rights, and complains about it (corruption) but does nothing,” he said in a speech […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

BIR to ease tax registration process, attract underground economy in CV


A different approach in tax administration was seen by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Central Visayas (BIR-13) as the “trick” to attain its collection goals this year. Newly appointed BIR-13 chief Alfredo Misajon voiced his optimism on achieving their target this year, adding that a shift in priorities was needed to make this possible. […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu Customs shores up image with P1B surplus collection


A customs official in Cebu hoped that the surplus in import taxes and duties collected in 2016 would help change the public’s perception on the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and its workers. Cebu district collector Rico Rey Francis “Koko” Holganza said the agency and its employees, not just here but nationwide, have been marred by […]

Posted: January 4th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

BIR exec: Benchmarking can increase tax take


Benchmarking can help the revenue department to identify the companies’ performance in a certain industry, a factor that can help the department and the companies involve to increase their tax compliance. According to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in its report in the Regional Benchmarking Roadshow yesterday, benchmarking is a method adopted by the […]

Posted: November 10th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

SPECIAL LANE PROPOSAL: BIR can make it into a policy


The proposal of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines to create a special lane that will grant “good” taxpayers certain benefits can be made into a policy that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) districts can adopt. Philip Tan, past president of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), said that adopting […]

Posted: August 18th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Capitol failed to remit GSIS premiums, taxes


The Cebu provincial government has failed to remit P17.3 million to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, representing the 20 percent share of the national government of the Development fund and Special Education Fund (SEF) which the province collects as additional tax on real property. At the same time, the Commission on Audit (COA) also discovered […]

Posted: July 31st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Incremental increase’ in AFP, PNP’s pay out by August -Digong


FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vowed to provide an incremental increase in the salaries of state forces starting next month. “Starting next month, (may) incremental increase (na) sweldo niyo,” Duterte said in his speech before military and police forces here, receiving a loud cheer from the crowd. Duterte’s vow to […]

Posted: July 27th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »